A world leader in AI and Machine Learning for decades, the U of A continues to push research boundaries
The University of Alberta (UAlberta) —the province’s flagship university — is a top five research university in Canada and a top 100 university in the world. In addition to specializing in engineering, health sciences, and business, the U of A is ranked third globally for AI/ML research, ahead of places such as Stanford and MIT.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is focused on teaching skills necessary to have an immediate in the workforce and to meet the demands of Alberta’s industries. Not only does the polytechnic school boasts the largest apprenticeship training facility in Canada, but its hands-on simulation exercises are changing how training is delivered.
MacEwan University provides student-centered instruction and contains the largest undergraduate Business School in Western Canada with specializations like accounting, management and decision sciences.
Edmontonians are well-educated, with higher than average secondary (28.1%) and post-secondary (16.8%) education rates. The proportion of residents with an apprenticeship or trades diploma (9.8%) and postgraduate degrees (4.4% for Master’s and 1% for doctorates) are on par with the national average.
A large portion of the population is employed in the Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Business (139,610) and Finance and Administration sectors (119,060); followed by Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services (81,095), Management (79,110), Natural and Applied Sciences (54,915), and Health (54,335).